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Partial Hospitalization

Partial Hospitalization

Partial Hospitalization Program

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is offered for patients as part of the treatment continuum. PHP runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This program offers intensive, highly structured, short-term care for mental health disorders such as trauma, depression or anxiety. PHP includes treatment options for individuals with substance abuse issues or dual diagnosis.

Partial hospitalization may be appropriate for patients, ages 18 and over, who require a short-term intensive outpatient program for stabilization. The aim of the program is to prevent full hospitalization or to facilitate the transition from the hospital back to the community.

PHP Treatment

The PHP staff is a professional, multidisciplinary team comprised of a clinical manager, psychiatrist, social worker, substance abuse specialist, nurse and an expressive arts therapist. The team coordinates each patient’s care and meets with the patient both in groups and individually.

Each patient receives a comprehensive interdisciplinary evaluation before being assigned their own treatment team. The team develops a personalized, problem-specific treatment plan that is updated at least once a week. This plan involves regular psychiatrist visits, case manager meetings and family contact. Coordination with the primary care physician, outpatient providers and collateral contacts is an important part of treatment and discharge planning.

Treatment is designed to assist patients in developing a plan for physical, mental and spiritual recovery. Discharge planning begins at the point of admission and involves collaboration between patient, family, and collateral supports to develop a plan for continuing growth.

The program is comprised of:

  • Comprehensive group programs
  • Peer support
  • Interpersonal interaction
  • Problem-solving
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Case management
  • Dialectical behavior therapy

Dual Diagnosis PHP

Fuller Hospital’s Partial Hospitalization Program includes treatment for dual diagnosis patients who have co-occurring psychiatric and addiction disorders. The focus is to identify and engage behavioral changes that are necessary to establish recovery. Patients take an in-depth look at the process of relapse and develop strategies to effectively manage the relapse process as it occurs.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Fuller’s Partial Hospitalization Program incorporates dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) treatment techniques, including skills groups and behavioral analysis. DBT is a cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) that balances validation and acceptance with change, growth and empowerment. The focus of DBT is on teaching basic life skills alongside skills for emotional and stress regulation, as well as overall personal growth.

Clients and providers interested in Fuller Hospital’s Partial Hospitalization Program should call the intake at 508-838-2337 or complete the form below. If the individual qualifies for partial hospitalization at Fuller Hospital , the PHP staff will then discuss criteria for admission.

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